We know the story of Naomi. The first chapter of Ruth eloquently expresses the bitterness in her spirit. But there was a surprise waiting for her. The story takes a turn no one expected. And she never got to see the end of the story. Her joy at the birth of a grandson was only a tiny glimpse of God at work.
We get the privilege of hindsight, of knowing that generations later her descendant through her daughter-in-law Ruth would be a mighty king, and that the Messiah would be his descendant. We get to see how carefully God kept His eye on her.
We are no less valuable to God than Naomi. We will spend eternity rejoicing in how God used our trials and disappointments to accomplish His purposes for the world. Where will your story end? If you know Christ, it never will! ~ Written by Viki Rife, from Released, the Women of Grace USA blog.